View Full Version : RG R2: Schiavone d. Pironkova 2-6 6-3 6-1

May 31st, 2012, 01:52 PM

The first and second sets were very entertaing, but the thrid wasn't cause Pironkova wasn't all to good.

Good Luck against JJ or Lepchenko :cheer:

The Kaz
May 31st, 2012, 01:54 PM
The stars are aligning...

The "Pironkova" trend continues just like 2010 and 2011... 2R losses at AO and RG and then beats Venus 62 63 at Wimby and reaches the second week :oh:

May 31st, 2012, 01:54 PM
Thank goodness, Franny:)

May 31st, 2012, 01:55 PM

All Schia did in the 2nd and 3rd was keep the ball in play. Pironkova lacks heart and is mentally weak.

May 31st, 2012, 01:55 PM
Well ... god job Schiavone I guess.
Pity that Pironkova couldn't keep the level from set 1 till the end of set 2. Anyway, good showing girl ;)

May 31st, 2012, 01:56 PM
way to go Fran :)

May 31st, 2012, 01:57 PM
Pironkova playing absolutely amazing in the first and started the second quite well but Schiavone upped her level in the second and Pironkova seemed to be having a problem with her leg as it was heavily wrapped and she kept grabbing onto it and a lot of her shots started landing in the net. Its too bad for Tzveti she had a great chance to win this, some amazing amazing tennis in the first set and a half. Congrats to Fran she is always a fighter and deserves her success on this surface.

May 31st, 2012, 01:57 PM

May 31st, 2012, 01:57 PM
Franny :cheer:

On her way to a third straight RG final :hearts:

May 31st, 2012, 01:57 PM
Queen of BUL blew BAA-WEE clean off the court in the 1st set. Shades of her match vs. Zvonareva at Moscow 09. Banging winners from everywhere, flattening out her FH on almost every shot. But the remainder of the match is evidence that she's just not physically able to keep that up for more than an hour or so. It's just too taxing.

BAA-WEE on course for another BS RG run. :rolleyes:

May 31st, 2012, 01:58 PM

May 31st, 2012, 01:59 PM
well done franny fighting all the way keep going, rest up for grass tsevi :)

May 31st, 2012, 02:00 PM
Pironkova was amazing in the first set, first two sets were very high quality, but this is the result I wanted. This is probably Schiavone's last RG, it'd be lovely to see her win another match.

May 31st, 2012, 02:04 PM
Fransexa :worship:

awww Demetieva fans still so pressed after 2 years :hug:


May 31st, 2012, 02:05 PM
Fran! :cheer:

May 31st, 2012, 02:08 PM
The stars are aligning...

The "Pironkova" trend continues just like 2010 and 2011... 2R losses at AO and RG and then beats Venus 62 63 at Wimby and reaches the second week :oh:

I don't really need to remind you of the last time you referenced the aligning of stars do I? :help:

Tenis Srbija
May 31st, 2012, 02:11 PM
Fransexa is really back :D
Pironkova was playing some :eek: tennis in some moments.

May 31st, 2012, 02:14 PM
Forza Schiavo!

P.S. So many Pocahontas gifs :lol::bigcry::haha:

May 31st, 2012, 02:18 PM
Let's go Sexa! Nice comeback :)

May 31st, 2012, 02:21 PM
Keep going Fran :worship::dance:

Juju Nostalgique
May 31st, 2012, 02:31 PM
There will always be Wimbledon babe... :hug: :sobbing: :hug:

May 31st, 2012, 02:35 PM
5 matches to title :oh:

May 31st, 2012, 02:56 PM
You can say whatever you want, but Francesca gives energy to women's tennis. Her tactics, her variety, the way she fights even when playing bad.. I am so happy she is still there :D
Not a bad match for Schiavone, I would like her to get a revenge against Lepchenko..

Fantasy Hero
May 31st, 2012, 03:12 PM
a win is a win, they say...after all why shouldn't one go through if opponents are bad enough to fell apart? :shrug:

May 31st, 2012, 03:15 PM
good fight back fran

7 match win streak now

May 31st, 2012, 03:21 PM
Franny :hearts:

May 31st, 2012, 03:36 PM
so glad she was able to turn it around after the first set
well done Fran :yeah:

May 31st, 2012, 03:37 PM
Tsveti SHOWS some AMAZING tennis......WIMBLEDON here we go!

May 31st, 2012, 08:05 PM
Schiavone :yeah: That victory last week seems to be helping her confidence. Can she reach a 3rd final here? :hehehe:

May 31st, 2012, 09:03 PM
Well done Franny!!! :bigclap:

Jun 1st, 2012, 01:23 AM
Nice fight back Fransexa :yeah:

Jun 1st, 2012, 05:29 AM
I guess grass-GOAT realized after the first set that she was actually playing on clay. :lol:
Well done Fransexa! :devil:

Sombrerero loco
Jun 1st, 2012, 07:44 AM
tsveti :hug: nice first set though